Interaction on Transboundary Wildlife Migration
23rd November 1996
WWG held an interaction program on the cross-border movement of wildlife species in Bardia so that the local community, wildlife authorities and journalists could discuss the problems that arose. The movement of large mammals not only threatens their own populations but also affect the local villagers in Bardia and neighboring Indian villages. The animals use routes that lead into fields, destroying crops and sometimes, wounding villagers. Since the problem was serious, Nepalese officials suggested that a transboundary conservation strategy be designed to protect the wildlife species in Nepal and India. The program was organized with the help of KMTNC, IUCN, DNPWC and supported by WWF.
Interaction on Tiger Census and Conservation
5th January 1997
The half-day interaction was organized by WWG in an attempt to discuss the present activities in preserving the tigers and to improve the wildlife knowledge of journalists. There were 24 journalists participating who belonged to Nepal's daily and weekly newspapers. The other participants included wildlife experts, senior government officials and wardens. Both Dr. Prahlad Yonzon and forest expert, Karna Shakya gave their reports on the issue of tiger preservation.
Interaction on the International Bird Trade
26th March 1997
The one day interaction program, supported by WWF Nepal was an attempt to open a discussion on a wide variety of issues all related to the trapping of birds and their trade across South Asia. Mangal Man Shakya and Prateek Bhandari presented papers on 'Bird Trade Thrives on Political Protection' and 'Indian birds go to Pakistan via Nepal' respectively. Other issues discussed included pollution, use of pesticides, forest fires, climatic change all of which have helped to put birds in Nepal at risk. The meeting served to educate the journalists and relevant authorities on the bird trade whose existence is a clear violation of CITES.
Interaction on Gifting One-Horned Rhino
5th May 1997
WWG organized the resistance to the gifting of the rhinos bu DNPWC to London Zoo through the London Zoological Society in mid-May. by having demonstrate outside the British embassy in Kathmandu and the Lufthansa office in Durbar Marg. WWG handed over memorandums to the Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation and the Minister for Population and Environment and even the Prime Minister. Despite the protests, the DNPWC continued with the trans